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New crop of robots to vie for space in the operating room

Within five years, one in three U.S. surgeries – more than double current levels – is expected to be performed with robotic systems, with surgeons sitting at computer consoles guiding mechanical arms. 655 more words


2 Police Officers Shot In San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say two police officers have been shot in a San Diego neighborhood.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says police are reporting that the shooting occurred late Thursday night. 56 more words


Infants who breastfeed 'have better IQ, higher grades, stronger memory,than others

Infants who breastfeed are smarter, faster and stronger, according to a new study.

The research found babies brought up on formula milk performed worse in mathematics, memory, IQ, and motor function tests at the age of seven compared to their breast-fed peers.They also had a smaller volume of grey matter in their brains, an area important for processing and transmitting neural signals to other parts of the brain. 117 more words


Thoughts before I leave for Italy…

It has been almost twelve years since this journey started. I am now returning to Italy for the fourth time for the purpose of furthering my research. 1,462 more words